A young man is shunned by his friends after he starts an affair with a dancer.

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Credited cast:
Abdel Halim Hafez ...
Adel
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Firdaus
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Amaal
Samir Sabri ...
Ashraf
Salah Nazmi ...
Khamis
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Kamal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amira ...
Ahlam
Nabila El Sayed
Hamed Morsi ...
Abdel Mawjood
Mahmoud Rashad
Nahed Samir
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Adel, a college student majoring in engineering, goes from his home in Cairo to Alexandria to spend a 2-week summer vacation with his friends. While there, he courts his sweetheart Aamal, but she refuses to yield to his requests to spend time alone together. Frustrated, he embarks on an affair with a dancer named Ferdous, and spirals downward into a world of alcohol, gambling, and deception. His friends learn of this, and distance themselves from him. When word gets back to his father Hamid who comes to bring him home, Adel realizes what he must do. Written by Julie Elliot (Shira) imdb@shira.net

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The writer of this story, Ihsan Abd al-Qudus, often incorporated autobiographical tidbits into his stories. When he was a young man, he had an affair with a dancer which distressed his mother and led her to come retrieve him. In this movie, it is his father who comes to retrieve him. See more »

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One of the Best Romantic Films Ever Made
15 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The late Abdelhalim Hafez gave his best performance in Abi Foq E-Shagarah,and also his wonderful songs that can make you feel the beauty of life. Even though Abdelhalim or "Halim" was too old to play the role of a college student at the age of 40,he was still the right choice. The film talks about Adel who goes to Alexandria to spend his summer vacation for the first time without his family who are staying in Cairo,he stays with his friends,including his girlfriend Amaa'l. But things change between them because Amaa'l sticks to traditions and prefers having the gang hang out with her and Adel who wants to be alone with her so he can declare his love to her,but she refuses this kind of love and leaves him. Adel feels terrible about this whole matter until he mixes with some young men who invite him to a night club, and there he meets Firdaus the dancer and he soon falls in love with her and then moves into her apartment and for the first time, he drinks,smokes and gambles. Both of them are in deeply in love with one another,and it shocks his friends and family, but Adel later on discovers Firdaus' darker side and tries to prevent his father who comes looking for him from being a victim to another dancer. The plot is written perfectly and it touches the emotions,including the scenes of pain and sadness. I would give this film 10 stars and I advise you to watch it if you're a fan of the talented singer and actor Abdelhalim Hafez.


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